capotar

capotar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (aeronautics)
a. to flip over
Hubo una fuerte racha de viento, y el avión capotó.There was a strong gust of wind, and the plane flipped over.
2. (automobile)
a. to overturn
Cuando el conductor perdió el control, el coche dio contra una baranda protectora y capotó.When the driver lost control, the car hit a guardrail and overturned.
3. (to fail)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. to collapse
El matrimonio de Ana y Benjamín finalmente capotó, a pesar de sus esfuerzos por salvarlo.Ana and Benjamin's marriage finally collapsed, in spite of their efforts to salvage it.
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capotar
intransitive verb
(Automóviles) to turn over; overturn; (Aeronáutica) to nose-dive; to fall down; collapse;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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